Singapore has preliminarily confirmed 51 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the republic to 56,717.

"Based on our investigations so far, there is one case in the community, who is a work pass holder," the republic's Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its brief data released here today.

The ministry said there were three imported cases who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

In full data released late yesterday, the republic had classified 886 of the reported cases as imported, 2,228 as community cases and 53,552 as dorm residents.

A total of 55,337 patients have fully recovered from the infection and been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

Meanwhile, 71 confirmed cases remain in hospital, but none in the intensive care unit.

A total of 1,231 patients who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still tested positive for COVID-19, have been isolated and are being cared for at community facilities.

To date, 27 people have died from complications due to COVID-19 in the republic.

No new cluster was identified yesterday.